HYDROCONTEST 2016 : READY, STEADY, GO !
Lausanne-Pyramide de Vidy, Switzerland, Lake Geneva: The third edition of HydroContest got off to a fine start on Monday, 25 July 2016. The first stage of the HydroContest consisted of a formula 1-type qualification, where each team gets ready for a “rolling start”. The 16 fastest teams go on to compete in the final stages of the competition on Thursday, 28 July 2016.
The HydroContest is a competition unique in the world involving 250 students from 12 different countries from Europe, Pacific Asia and South America, including 5 new nations. The aim is to imagine, design, create and pilot an innovative boat which is both fast and energy efficient.
With a total of 24 schools, compared with 13 and 16 in 2014 and 2015 respectively, this edition demonstrates how students are concerned by energy efficiency when it comes to the carriage of goods and passengers by sea. The five nations new to the competition are Croatia, Spain, Greece, Norway and Indonesia.
On Sunday, 24 July 2016, spectators were lucky enough to see a training session. The teams were fine-tuning their boats, ready to fly them during the qualifying runs.
The competition is running until Sunday, 31 July 2016. Races can be followed from the shore and members of the public can visit the team paddocks. To know more, please download the programm.
Lombard Odier has supported Hydros, the Swiss maritime, sporting and innovation programme, since it was formed in 2010. Our Firm acts as a main sponsor and partner of the Hydrocontest, which tackles issues linked to energy efficiency in maritime transport and brings together top universities worldwide. To learn more about the Hydrocontest, please click here.
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